At the coastwhere air, sea, land, and people meet Coastal waters are the ocean's first line of defense, and that line is showing many signs of stress. The first step in promoting effective stewardship is to recognize and document the problems; as you will read, we are far along in that regard. The challenge now is to move our scientific understanding forward to a point where we can reduce or eliminate some of these problems.
New tools and techniques show promise for better predictions and decisions about coastline change
Coastal waters teem with life, but sometimes scientists can’t explain why
Learning from the life-or-death journeys of barnacle, lobster, and clam larvae
Tiny plants pose potent threat to those who live in and eat from the sea
Marine scientists have a key role to play in the debate over wind farms in the coastal ocean
New research reveals how waves, currents, and swirling sands can bury mines
The Navy's deep-ocean acoustic detection methods don't apply in complex shallow waters